David Walliams Thames swim: Vows to carry on despite illness

David Walliams Thames swim: Vows to carry on despite illness

“If I can put one arm over the other, I”ll carry on!” Brave David Walliams continues with charity swim despite Thames Tummy

2:07 PM on 8th September 2011

Brave face: David Walliams, seen this morning, has vowed to continue with his Sport Relief Thames swim challenge despite falling ill

Brave face: David Walliams, seen this morning, has vowed to continue with his Sport Relief Thames swim challenge despite falling ill

Ready to go: Walliams looked tired this morning and only managed to keep down some toast

Ready to go: Walliams looked tired this morning and only managed to keep down some toast

Fighting through: Walliams, seen here yesterday, struggled through the pain to continue in his charity challenge

Fighting through: Walliams, seen here yesterday, struggled through the pain to continue in his charity challenge

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You”re a sight for sore stomachs! An exhausted-looking David Walliams looks delighted to see his wife Lara Stone as he completes day three of his Sport Relief swim challenge

Relief: Lara and David flung themselves into each others arms as he climbed out the water

Relief: Lara and David flung themselves into each others arms as he climbed out the water

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I”m so proud of you: Lara holds David”s head in her hands as she gazes up at him in admiration

Concerned: Lara looked close to tears as she watched her husband complete day three of the challenge

Concerned: Lara looked close to tears as she watched her husband complete day three of the challenge

Taking a break: Walliams was photographed yesterday sleeping as he attempted to find the energy to continue

Taking a break: Walliams was photographed yesterday sleeping as he attempted to find the energy to continue

Fighting through: Walliams chats to a Sport Relief boss about whether or not he can continue

Fighting through: Walliams chats to a Sport Relief boss about whether or not he can continue

Pushing through the pain: David Walliams was seen having a rub down as he stood in his wetsuit before taking to the water. He has swum five miles today so far

Pushing through the pain: David Walliams was seen having a rub down as he stood in his wetsuit before taking to the water. He has swum five miles today so far

Helping hands: David has been making slow and steady progress today but had to be helped out of the water for a rub down

Helping hands: David has been making slow and steady progress today but had to be helped out of the water for a rub down

Give us a hand: Walliams is helped out of the water as he prepares to take another break to rehydrate

Give us a hand: Walliams is helped out of the water as he prepares to take another break to rehydrate

You can do it! But Walliams got a lot of support along the way, with school children cheering as he swam past them in Wittenham, Oxfordshire

You can do it! But Walliams got a lot of support along the way, with school children cheering as he swam past them in Wittenham, Oxfordshire

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